After many air and river miles, Canada One/Un, the canoe that paddled for a Queen, has returned home. On her way to the Canadian Canoe Museum, where she will join the programming fleet in a new partnership between the museum and Paddle Canada, Canada One/Un made a stop in Seeley’s Bay, Ontario.

As well as being the home base of the CCM’s peripatetic Executive Director James Raffan, Seeley’s Bay is home to a number of good-spirited citizens who pitched in to help ready the canoe for her royal engagement. It seemed only fitting, therefore, that she and James would return the favour by helping them celebrate Canada Day which they did in fine style, if these pictures are anything to go by.

Welcome back and well done!